Welcome to my first game recap. Because I am a rookie re-capper, expect my game to lack frills. Thrills will be included.
The Washington Capitals were able to extend their winning streak to five games with their 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers tonight.
A little over five minutes into the game, Jared McCann opened the scoring for the Caps’ opponent for only the second time in eleven games. Halfway through the second period, TJ Oshie scored to tie the game on an insanely accurate shot after an insanely precise pass from Alex Ovechkin on an odd-man break.
Reilly Smith gave the Panthers another one goal lead three minutes into the third period beating Matt Niskanen on a break on the power play. The Capitals captain would tie the game a few minutes later with some net front presence on a Brooks Orpik drive.
TJ Oshie put the Caps in the lead on a cookie-jar shot on a semi-break almost 11 minutes into the third. The Caps built themselves to their third two-goal lead in as many games following Lars Eller’s net front marker less than two minutes later. The Caps held on for the 4-2 win on home ice.
— #CapsFightCancer (@Capitals) November 5, 2016
Joe B suit of the night
So maybe the thrills took a little while to come. As Alan May said during the first intermission, “It’s a very, very, very, boring hockey game.” But by the end of the third, no one was complaining.
Featured image: Patrick McDermott
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